THE CATFISH BLOG
Catfish Web Design is delighted to announce that we are Independent Cambridge’s ‘Digital Partner’.
Having long admired Anne and Steve’s commitment to helping unite and promote independent businesses in Cambridge, we are absolutely chuffed to get this gig. We are also very keen on collaboration between independents, so it’s a great fit.
Revamping the website involved making it more interactive with featured articles on the home page, a blog, showcasing recently added indies and Independent Cambridge’s ‘Faves’ whether it’s art, shopping, eating and drinking, local events or business services.
This website is all about ‘us’- independent businesses working in and around Cambridge. The aim is for Independent Cambridge to be THE place to go to find any independent trader, shop or business. My advice to any small business is to join up and get a listing in this unique and comprehensive directory, and become part of an indie community.
Most small businesses have small marketing budgets and little time to devote to several social media platforms. If you’re stuck behind the counter in your shop, you probably don’t get out to do much physical networking. Being part of Independent Cambridge offers enormous value for money and includes:
A full-page feature in THE INDIE which is a beautifully presented tabloid magazine. Anne and Steve’s background is in print so they have produced (with the help of Langham Press) a pretty special publication. The feature includes a photoshoot and well-written promotional material that you can use for any other marketing you’re doing. This really is worth its weight in gold.
There is a plethora of fantastic independents in Cambridge. These are people and businesses that make Cambridge a vibrant place to live and work. Most of our work is local and comes through networking and supporting other local indies. So, we are hoping that many of our clients and contacts will see the value in what Anne and Steve are providing and get behind this challenging but exciting venture.
Catfish has first hand experience of the benefits of becoming part of Independent Cambridge. Within a few weeks of working with ‘movers and shakers’ Anne and Steve, they had recommended us to Go Glass on Cherry Hinton Road. For the last 6 months we’ve been working on complete revamp of their website to coincide with a redesign of their shop premises.